Luminancer is a powerful one of a kind video effects app. It's modeled after classic analog synth hardware and is designed for live performances . It could be just the app you need to enhance a live VJ rig, create a music video, or just spend a moment manifesting yourself in the Luminiferous aether

This is the app for masters of lightwave sorcery.

Luminancer has been in the app store for 5 years and has been recognized for it’s early innovation and high performance. Skilled artists have utilized Luminancer in the flow arts of poi, fire, and hoop dancing. Luminancer can be found in use on the stage for headliner bands at major musical festivals and and at the most underground rave parties.

How it works: By overloading the luminance channel with strobing colors and video feedback, Luminancer defines itself as an instrument of abstract video. Luminancer starts with a luminance threshold filter and sends it’s signal down a video processing pipeline modeled after the early innovations and machines of the pioneers of video art.

Luminancer is a truly independent app. It was conceived, developed, and designed by a single real person without any sort of external help or funding. The money raised from this app quite literally goes towards feeding my 2 children thank you and God bless.

What’s New

Version 4.0.4

- bug fixes and other refinements

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Isthisnicknametakenjerk? ,

It's okay.

I've had this app for years now and there are definitely still things that need to be worked on.
Overall it works great for short videos, but I've found that I cannot save anything that is longer than about 2 minutes. The app gets stuck on a loading screen until it crashes altogether, and there is no way to recover the video you just took and lost. There needs to be some type of backup so that in the event someone loses their footage to a crash they can go back to it.

Another downside is that, while you can upload your own video and watch it through the app with the effects, you can't save it. You can only take photos while the video plays, which doesn't make much sense to be honest.

Other than that, as long as you record short videos it'll work. I'll be honest, I'm sorely disappointed in the lack of things that really should have been common sense.

ratballs69 ,

It’s great!

So the first review I saw was from the person that says you can’t save a video..... YOU CAN, you just have to hit the record button while watching the video lol. So you can start watching the video, pick a place to start recording and a place to stop, and then it gives you the option to save.

I haven’t actually recorded a video using the app, so I guess we’ll see how it goes. I also saw in another review someone said you can record anything longer than 2 mins but why would you? No one is going to watch anything longer than like 30 secs lol plus you can use your phone camera and record a longer video, then upload it to the app and pick the section you’d like to save.

Ccj11 ,

Save yourself the frustration...

I tried using this app years ago to record videos of my LED hoop and I stopped using it because always ended up frustrated. I redownloaded it to give it enough try because I thought the issues would have been repaired, but nope. The same issues are still there.

The app mostly either ends up stuck on a loading screen after I’ve recorded a video or just crashes altogether. It doesn’t seem to like videos over a minute or so, which isn’t conducive to dancing or getting in any kind of flow...

It seems like these issues have been brought up in reviews for awhile now and I wish they would be resolved, I love the look of the tracers but I don’t even get to enjoy the effect since it doesn’t load half of the time.


Patrick Lynn
30.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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